Kiwi managers must integrate IT into their management plans

Within the last few decades information technology and information systems have had an enormous impact on organisations and their ability to gain and maintain a competitive advantage, according to the Assoication of MBAs (AMBA). IT has become an important change lever for reinventing the structure, operation and management of organisations, and managers must be able to integrate IT into their management plan.

http://techday.com/it-brief/news/kiwi-managers-must-integrate-it-into-their-management-plans/198743/

Vietnam to host ASEAN telecoms ministers’ meeting

The 15th Telmin is expected to draw representatives from 10 ASEAN member nations, partner countries, including Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), China and India, the World Telecommunication Union and European Union. The meeting will discuss and approve partnership programmes to strengthen connectivity on information infrastructure, narrow digital communications gap and improve IT application capability among ASEAN member countries, according to the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Telecommunications.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/117566/vietnam-to-host-asean-telecoms-ministers–meeting.html

The Largest Ever "G-STAR 2014" Ended in Great Success

The largest ever G-STAR 2014 commemorating its 10th anniversary was held with various attractions, such as additional events for celebrating the 10th anniversary, along with the BTC and BTB exhibitions. In addition, it provided greater satisfaction to visitors with high quality contents and events corresponding to the scale of the exhibition.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3244091

Global forum says Asia to enter ‘new golden era’

An Asian resurgence is around the corner, notwithstanding the sluggishness in global growth and persistent geopolitical rivalries. The upbeat assessment was delivered at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum Friday by Professor Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a long-time chronicler of Asian affairs. Asia is about to enter a “new golden era of peace and prosperity” over the next 10 years, Prof. Mahbubani said in his keynote speech before a 400-strong audience of policymakers, diplomats, businessmen and academicians.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia/asian-market/2014/11/23/422455/Global-forum.htm

Games in Asia Meetup Singapore: Growing your own startup

The best way a gaming studio can progress isn’t by its founder attending classes, or putting more of his savings in, or even simply by hunting down an investor. The best way, really, is to scale and get larger so you can accomplish more, and that’s just what Nonstop Games did. Initially a small social game startup working on HTML5 games, Nonstop Games – founded by four guys from Finland – later moved on to develop a massive real-time multiplayer strategy game, Heroes of Honor.

https://www.techinasia.com/games-asia-meetup-singapore-growing-startup/

Cloud gives businesses extra edge to reach new heights of dexterity

KUCHING: As adoption of the cloud enables organisations to move with speed on innovation, it is not only having a significant impact on enterprises, but also on governments and startups. Aman Neil Dokania, vice president and general manager of Cloud Division for HP Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), highlighted at the recent Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World event that while cloud is certainly helping organisations do that, it is not just about cloud, but that other mega trends like big data, mobility, security, social and internet play a part.

http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/11/03/cloud-gives-businesses-extra-edge-to-reach-new-heights-of-dexterity/

Cloud computing the way of the future #cloud #cloudcomputing

SINGAPORE: Global trends suggest cloud computing will pave the road to the future the next phase of growth for enterprises. This was the highlight of Cloud Expo Asia 2014 which kicked off yesterday, focusing on cloud computing which is quickly gaining traction. IDA Singapore’s assistant chief executive Khoong Hock Yun highlighted that every year, cloud computing continues to gain momentum as more companies grasp the nimble, versatile and flexible nature of the cloud.

http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/10/30/cloud-computing-the-way-of-the-future/

ASOCIO ICT Summit to focus on agriculture restructuring

The event, the biggest of its kind in Asia-Pacific, will offer a good chance to Vietnam to learn from international experience in creating new agricultural and rural development models, thus bringing about a socio-economic facelift, said Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA). More than 700 delegates from 22 economies in the region are expected to participate in the event to discuss visions and strategies to use IT as a pedal for socio-economic development, towards the building of a dynamic, creative and civilised Asia-Pacific community.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/114172/asocio-ict-summit-to-focus-on-agriculture-restructuring.html

Acer to host first cloud partner forum in Taipei

TAIPEI — Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) is inviting partners to its first cloud forum in Taipei on Wednesday to discuss the opportunities presented by its cloud strategy and Internet of Things (IoT, 物聯網) technology. In sharing the latest developments of Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) strategy and its future direction, Acer is calling on potential partners to join the BYOC alliance to create value and share the rewards of the future, the New Taipei-based company said Monday in a statement.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/10/14/419397/Acer-to.htm

Music, technology and gaming at Cyberjaya festival

Cyberjaya Creative Playground (#CJPlayground) is a three-day festival that brings together an international panel forum featuring technologists and entrepreneurs, gaming and live music by OAG, An Honest Mistake and others. The Cyberjaya Creative Playground, #CJPlayground will take place from Nov 14 to Nov 16 2014 at the Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology and Multimedia University (MMU) and will be hosted by Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/11/Cyberjaya-Creative-Playground-festival-brings-together-music-technology-and-gaming/

Hitachi Hosts "Hitachi Innovation Forum 2014 Singapore"

Tokyo, Oct 9, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it will host the “Hitachi Innovation Forum 2014 Singapore,” on 19 November at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Themed “SOCIAL INNOVATION – IT’S OUR FUTURE Empowering Business and Society with information”, the forum aims to showcase Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in the global market. Featuring conferences, seminars and exhibitions, Hitachi Group will introduce its advanced and cutting-edge business models, solutions, products, services and technologies in the fields of finance, industry, healthcare, transportation, water treatment and energy.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3206229

Over 60 Indian companies to take part in Dubai IT event

DUBAI: Over 60 Indian IT companies are set to participate in one of UAE’s biggest industrial event where they would display innovative ICT products and services and cyber security solutions amid growing Indian exports of electronic goods to the region.  The GITEX exhibition would be held here from October 12 to 16. In the previous exhibition, the participating Indian companies have bagged significant businesses, forged joint ventures and marketing tie ups with the buyers visiting the GITEX exhibition, the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), which is facilitating the Indian companies, said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/over-60-indian-companies-to-take-part-in-dubai-it-event/articleshow/44207999.cms

Why Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and Jeff Bezos are banking on Digital India

Mumbai: Digital India is proving to be a magnet for global technology companies, a point driven home by the visits of three global executives to the country in September alone—a month that also sees manifold increases in the pre-Diwali offline and online sales pitches for electronic gadgets that Indians love to buy. On 15 September, Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president at Google Inc. A couple of weeks later, Jeff Bezos, president, chief executive and chairman of the board of the world’s largest online retailer Amazon.com Inc. This was followed by the visit of Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft Corp.

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/NP9YTK9qt04BsbsPYteESP/Why-Sundar-Pichai-Satya-Nadella-and-Jeff-Bezos-are-banking.html

Information, communications technology summit held in Laos

VIENTIANE, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — The 2014 Lao ICT Summit has been held here in the capital, attended by the nation’s telecommunications operators and representatives from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Thursday. “New mobile technologies are profoundly changing the way we live and work,” said deputy Minister of the Lao Ministry of Telecommunications and Post Thansamay Kommsith in his speech at the summit’s opening ceremony.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140925/information-communications-technology-summit-held-laos

Personal data protection to become top priority

Since the advent of “Celebgate”, the term created to denote the recent cyber attack on Apple’s iCloud cloud computing service, debate regarding personal privacy protection has once again turned into an Internet meme. In the midst of the discussion for personal data security, the 2014 China Internet Security Conference (ISC 2014), an annual summit in the Asia Pacific information security field, was held on Wednesday at the Beijing National Convention Center.

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2014/09-25/136123.shtml

D2 Technologies to Showcase VoLTE and Video Calls at LTE Asia Summit

SINGAPORE and SANTA BARBARA, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/23/14 — LTE Asia Summit — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced that it will showcase an implementation of the GSMA’s Network 2020 “green button promise” truly native IP-based communication experience providing native VoLTE calls, video-based calling and Rich Communication Services (RCS). D2 will showcase its mCUE 4G embedded IMS client, which is integrated in the handset device, during the LTE Asia Summit, which kicks off today.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3195712

Sony Reveals Full Game Lineup for Tokyo Game Show 2014

Sony has just announced its full lineup of games set to make an appearance at this year’s highly anticipated Tokyo Game Show. Organized by Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) along with Nikkei BP, this year’s show will be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The show opens on September 18 but will be open to the public on September 20.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/9257/20140909/sony-reveals-full-game-lineup-for-tokyo-game-show-2014.htm

Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Startup Asia has landed in the Land of the Rising Sun! Our inaugural event in Tokyo kicked off with a welcome address by Andrew Wang, Tech in Asia’s head of Japan. He expressed the team’s dedication to covering the domestic ecosystem and assured the audience that our first local event is definitely not the last.  Namba-san opened her keynote speech by talking about DeNA’s roots – as an auction company. After Yahoo Japan entered the market, she was forced to change her game plan, which eventually landed on mobile gaming.

http://www.techinasia.com/startup-asia-tokyo-2014-day-1-morning-session-highlights/

Semiconductor industry on display at SEMICON

TAIPEI, Taiwan — On course to enjoy the largest growth in regional semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials capital expenditures for 2014-15, Taiwan will bring this investment energy into focus on Sept. 3-5 at SEMICON Taiwan 2014. SEMICON Taiwan 2014 is expected to be the largest ever in its 19-year history, featuring 1,340 booths and reaching over 40,000 attendees and exhibitors at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (南港展覽館).

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/09/03/416340/Semiconductor-industry.htm

Huawei hosts global power industry summit

Huawei hosted its second Global Power Industry Summit in Brisbane, Australia, this week. The event was held on August 21 to 22, 2014 and saw worldwide participation from power companies, industry organizations, and the academic community. These professionals gathered at a place to share insights and best practices on building connected smart grids and explore upcoming trends in the power industry. Huawei’s summit was themed “Innovative ICT Empowers Better Connected Smart Grids,” and included several keynote presentations and roundtable sessions.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/industries/huawei-hosts-global-power-industry-summit/